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National Gallery Hosts Exhibition of Heavenly Images

February 13, 2018

The National Gallery of Art is hosting images of Saint Francis at La Verna from February 25 through July 8, 2018. This show is in the West Building, ground floor in gallery 22.


The Descrizione del Sacro Monte della Vernia (1612) depicts the monastery and dramatic rocky terrain of La Verna, the site where Saint Francis received the stigmata. The gifted baroque draftsman Jacopo Ligozzi was hired to illustrate the volume and he cleverly designed overslips pasted on 5 of the 22 engraved illustrations in a before-and­-after fashion to demonstrate the changes to the topography since Saint Francis’s time. 


Drawing on the Gallery’s holdings of Franciscan imagery, spanning the 15th through the 18th centuries, this exhibition places the Descrizione del Sacro Monte della Vernia within its most significant artistic and art historical context by examining traditional representations of the experiences of Saint Francis on the mountain of La Verna and innovations on traditional Franciscan subject matter characteristic of the Counter Reformation.


The exhibition is curated by Ginger Hammer, assistant curator, department of old master prints, National Gallery of Art.

Passes: Admission is always free and passes are not required.

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The Grill Room & RdV Vineyards Host Wine Dinner at Rosewood

January 25, 2018

The Grill Room at The Rosewood Hotel in Georgetown is launching a special Wine Dinner Series with four dinners in February, March, and April, showcasing unique wines from vineyards across the U.S. and Europe. 


On February 7th, the dinner will highlight RdV Vineyards, a nearby Virginia favorite specializing in Bordeaux-style blends. The menu will feature several wine varietals thoughtfully paired with seasonally inspired dishes, including Ricotta Gnocchi, Rohan Duck Breast, and Grilled Dry Aged Hangar Steak.


The evening will include a carefully curated four course dinner along with wines paired by RdV's Master Sommelier, Jarad Slipp who will be attendance.

To reserve, call The Grill Room at 202.617.2424

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A Season of Music With The Phillips Collection

January 7, 2018

The Phillips Collection is hosting a season of music at the Anderson House while the Phillips original house undergoes a thermal upgrade project.


“Silence . . . is the essence of the music itself, the vital ingredient that makes it possible for the music to exist at all.” —Alfred Brendel


While no Phillips Music concert season is limited to a strict theme, this season’s musicians and the music share a common thematic thread of works that celebrate the silences within music on many levels. Music without silence is like a painting without a canvas, the former dependent upon the latter. Silence has the power to captivate us; it can leave us hanging in suspense or force us to reflect on what we have experienced. We encourage our concert goers this season to focus on the impact of silence, to explore how the absence of a medium—be it sound waves or brushstrokes—resonates with or challenges our perceptions of art.

General admission seating is first-come, first-served beginning 45 minutes prior to concert start time. Tickets are $40, $20 for members and students with ID unless otherwise noted; museum admission for that day is included. Advance reservations are strongly recommended; tickets can be reserved online until 12 hours before each concert.


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The Phillips Collection is located at 1600 21st Street NW.

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